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Change starts with ourselves

We can’t change the other, we can only change ourselves Learning that we can’t change others can be an ongoing and frustrating life lesson. We can’t control others simply because we are not them. We are all wonderfully unique with specific views of self, other and the world around us that have formed as we’ve … Read more

Tips to get us through those tough moments during the festive season…

We often experience the end of the year as a very busy, full and stressful period with many demands on our time and energy. For many of us, it is also the most emotionally charged time of the year. We sense the spoken and unspoken family expectations in the run-up and during the festive season. … Read more

Why do we resist change?

Change – we want it and resist it Everything is changing all of the time – for the better and for the worst. Change happens continuously and consistently in each and everyone’s life, at work, at home and all around us and yet, most of us resist change. Why? What stops us from relaxing into … Read more

World Mental Heath Day

There is no health without mental health Today, 10 October is World Mental Health Day. A day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Too often people are afraid to talk about their experiences because they fear it will affect their jobs or relationships. This year’s theme, set by the World Federation … Read more

Let positive emotion in

It’s hard to think negatively when we delight or rejoice in something or someone. Gladdening the heart – a crucial practice for a meaningful life To gladden means: to brighten, cheer, delight, elate, hearten, warm, make happy. When did you last pause and allow yourself to be truly open to a joyful moment – a … Read more

Returning to routine

A break from the life’s routine – a week or two away – is great for clearing headspace and getting back in touch with oneself. I was fortunate to be able to take things even further, to experience one of the greatest gifts I have ever given myself, a 3-month retreat in rural southwest Spain, … Read more

Simplicity

The Power of Simplicity As you read this blog, I will be on the final month of a 3-month mindfulness and meditation retreat in Spain. One aspect of the retreat that excited me most was the chance to lead a simple life for an extended period. I’ve had a ‘taster’ once before (when I spent … Read more

Going beyond Ego

Experience the wonderful freedom that comes when we go beyond our sense of self “Relax as it is. Once we know this instruction, we can put it into practice. It’s up to us what happens next. Ultimately, it comes down to the question of just how willing we are to lighten up and to loosen our … Read more

Facing your fears

Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith  “Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” Fear is a constant companion for so many of us. Fear of the unknown, fear of taking a risk, fear of conflict, fear … Read more

Taking time out 

When is the right time to do something you’ve always wanted to do? Last April, I spent two weeks in the Scottish Highlands, away from it all – offline and in the pleasure of just my own company (and that stunning scenery).  It was one of the most fulfilling, restorative and peaceful experiences I’ve ever … Read more

Friendship

Good friends are one of the greatest sources of happiness and freedom A life without friends is unimaginable. It would be dull and lonely.   Where we each have to take responsibility for our own life – the friendship of others can support, help and nourish us through life.   After family relations, friends are the most important connections we form, it’s … Read more

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